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Students get set to take the spec racer out on the track at the Brainerd International Raceway. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Students get set to take the spec racer out on the track at the Brainerd International Raceway. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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70-Year-Old New Jersey Man Dies in Brainerd Racing Event

Authorities say a 70-year-old New Jersey man was killed after crashing his sports car during a race at a Minnesota speedway.

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High Winds Blow Semi Onto It’s Side in Wright County

Early morning strong winds cause crash in Wright County. The Minnesota State Patrol says the crash happened on Highway 101 at 90th Street in Otsego around 8:45 a.m on Sunday.

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Photo Courtesy of  the Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce
Photo Courtesy of the Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce
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Authorities Recover Body of Man In Lake Near Brainerd

Authorities have recovered the body of a man whose abandoned boat was found floating on a lake near Brainerd.

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Photo courtesy of Paul Bunyan Land, via Facebook
Photo courtesy of Paul Bunyan Land, via Facebook
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Strong Storms Damage North Central Minnesota

Severe thunderstorms that pushed through parts of Minnesota closed roads, cut power, delayed a county fair opening and toppled a huge Babe the Blue Ox statue at Paul Bunyan Land. Crow Wing County Sheriff Todd Dahl says emergency crews are working to open roads closed by falling trees and branches and restore power.

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Jeffrey Gerdes (Crow Wing County Jail)
Jeffrey Gerdes (Crow Wing County Jail)
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Brainerd Police: Man Followed Boys into Bathroom at Baseball Game

A Maple Grove man is facing charges after police say he followed 11 to 13 year old boys into a bathroom at a Brainerd youth baseball tournament. Police were called to a baseball field in Bane Park, in the 1700 block of 7th Street South, shortly after 6:00 p.m. on Saturday.

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Tony Stalboerger (Photo: Crow Wing County Jail)
Tony Stalboerger (Photo: Crow Wing County Jail)
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Man Seriously Hurt in Brainerd Bar Stabbing

A Brainerd man was arrested Friday for allegedly stabbing another man in a downtown Brainerd bar. Police say they arrested 44-year-old Troy Stalboerger after he stabbed a 24-year-old man in the Iron Rail Saloon at about 10:45 p.m.

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Body Found in Brainerd Lake Believed to Be Missing Man

Brainerd police say a body recovered from a lake apparently is that of a missing 23-year-old man.

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(Photo: Executive Express Facebook page)
(Photo: Executive Express Facebook page)
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Executive Express Acquires Lakes Express in Brainerd

A local transportation business will be growing their services. Executive Express will soon acquire Lakes Express shuttle service out of Brainerd.

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Police: Minnesota Report of Needle in Candy was Hoax

Police in central Minnesota say a report of a needle being found in a child's Halloween candy was a hoax. Brainerd police said Monday an investigation found the child had fabricated the incident.

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Pillsbury State Forest, photo courtesy of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Pillsbury State Forest, photo courtesy of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
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Dayton Sees Storm Damage, Says Brainerd’s Open For Business

After meeting with resort owners who were hit by recent severe thunderstorms, Gov. Mark Dayton declared the Brainerd lakes area "open for business." Dayton visited the Brainerd area Friday. Reports say he took a helicopter survey of the damage and heard the concerns of resort owners.

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